Which APP do you use?

Much is written today about the dangers and effects of cultural  appropriation and the internet is filled with posts that call out certain stories as evidence of cultural appropriation and tweets that “shame” those who are considered to be guilty. While cultural appropriation is to be avoided, cultural appreciation is a goal that increases our... Continue Reading →

Culture As a Sensory Experience

The autumn of the year is a special time for cultural fairs and festivals.   Cultural Crossroads urges you to look around your area, find those special events, and visit as many as possible.  While not everyone has the time or resources to travel the world, everyone can find a festival (usually free or with nominal... Continue Reading →

Faith, Food and Our Future Together

That was the theme for the annual Table of Faiths of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, a signature event that annually brings together several hundred people to visit the booths over some 20+ different faiths practiced in Greater Kansas City and provides a unique interfaith dialogue opportunity.    This post is written by a... Continue Reading →

A Place at the Table

A recent “innovation” in casual dining is the “community table.”  This is a designated table, usually a long table capable of accommodating 8 to 10 diners, placed in an accessible portion of a restaurant.   The avowed purpose of the community table is to provide a space for unaccompanied diners to sit and the idea may... Continue Reading →

Diversity in Religion

Members of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council formed a panel at the Plaza Library on June 8, 2008, to address the issue of “Diversity in Religion” which was the concluding segment of Cultural Conversations, a five-part series of engaged dialogues on a variety of multicultural topics co-sponsored by Cultural Crossroads and the Plaza Library... Continue Reading →

Code Words- Shortcut or Roadblock?

Cultural Conversations – January 14, 2010 “Communication is more about what the listener hears than what the speaker says.” What is a “code word” and is it an actual word or the context? How do we know if we are using them – or if someone else is? How do we get past the language... Continue Reading →

One World (Autumn 2006)

Multicultural Festivals Cultural Crossroads was a major participant in four multicultural festivals across the metropolitan area. At Grinter House AppleFest, the KCK Lewis & Clark Festival, Independence Heritage Festival, and Southland Multicultural Festival, our volunteers provided multicultural and historical information through dialogue and hands-on activities to over 200 children and adults. Thank you to our... Continue Reading →

One World (Autumn 2005)

South KC Multicultural Festival Longview Community College invited Cultural Crossroads to join in “A Celebrati on of All of Us” – certainly a theme aligned with our own vision. Our “Reading & Rhythm” program of folklore stories and multicultural dances was a great basis for the various performances of dance from different cultures on two... Continue Reading →

One World (Summer 2005)

Magic Carpet Ride  It was a magic carpet ride at “Common Threads – A Celebration of Textiles.” This first-ever event, held on Saturday, April 16, 2005, at the Country Meadows Antique Mall in Independence, focused on how people create textiles and use them for personal protection, decoration, and identification of self and family. As with... Continue Reading →

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